WTFlocka was the Norfolk, Va. school teacher, Jessica Boyle, thinking when she decided to teach the history of slavery by making the black students participate as slaves in a mock slave auction on April 1?!
She claims good intentions so that the kids could understand their school’s namesake, Sewells Point Elementary (named after one of Virginia’s earliest Civil War battles, the Battle of Sewells Point, in 1861.)
“There are policies in place to prevent inappropriate lesson plans,” said Norfolk Public Schools spokeswoman Elizabeth Mather. “The teacher in this case did not present the lesson plan to the principal for review.”
“Although her actions were well intended to meet the instructional objectives, the activity presented was inappropriate for the students,” Wrushen wrote in a letter to parents. But the black and mixed-race students’ parents don’t think so.